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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - St. Louis Cardinal fans have plenty to be excited about this weekend. The17th annual Winter Warm-Up kicks-off Saturday at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch.

The three-day fan event features autograph sessions with former and current players, interactive games, memorabilia auctions and a chance to meet Fredbird.

General entry passes are still for sale at Busch Stadium, Cardinals Clubhouse stores, and at the door. Ticket sales benefit Cardinals Care, the team's charitable arm.

The Cardinals are asking fans to bring baseball gloves to the event to be donated to Gloves 4 Troops.

The effort is being organized by Minor League infielder Vance Albitz. He's hoping to collect at least 1,000 baseball gloves and balls by spring training to be sent to servicemen and women serving overseas